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Who In Gloucester City Is Looking Out For The Taxpayers?

By Robert S. Bevan 

Former Mayor of The City of Gloucester City


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 21, 2023)(CNBNews)--Think of Gloucester City as a corporation providing services to the community—public safety, trash collection, maintenance of city-owned properties and our water and sewerage department.  Our Board of Directors are elected to make sure we get the best “bang for our buck”.  Take a look at your latest tax bill and you’ll find that local taxes are now 57% of our total tax bill!  Retired people on fixed income can no longer pay our public servants three or four times more money than we receive through Social Security and an average pension.

Many of our older home owners are selling their houses to landlords who rent them to transit people.  Our town is going from a once stable community into an unstable community.

Our population has dropped to 11,500 people from 15,000 just 10 years ago when we had less employees than we have today. 

How could that be?

We elect our city mayor and city councilmembers and the department heads to manage our city in the most efficient and economical way possible.  They must control our local taxes.  If changes are not made soon, the biggest business in Gloucester City will be “U Haul It”.